1. Wifenotcarer

    Wifenotcarer Registered User

    Mar 11, 2018
    174
    A purely practical query! OH has always wet shaved himself, which is a complicated process as he has a goatee beard and moustache. Recently, having cut his lip a couple of times he has lost the confidence and ability to shave himself and wants me to do it. I have tried but find it very difficult as the skin on his face is 'loose' and needs stretched to be shaved and I seem to hurt him whatever I try. Obvious answer is an electric shaver but I know nothing about them nor what type is suitable when there is a beard to contend with.

    I have suggested that he just let it grow to a full beard which I would be happy to trim but he is having none of it. Can anyone recommend a simple electric shaver suitable for a novice barber?
     
  2. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,463
    Female
    Scotland
    I have had great problems with shaving my husband too. I have bought two electric razors and am now back to wet shaving then using the electric for any bits I've missed. We have Turkish barbers in Glasgow who are really good and if you are stuck then how about a weekly visit to one of them. The cost would be worth it for peace of mind.
     
  3. Duggies-girl

    Duggies-girl Registered User

    Sep 6, 2017
    1,387
    @Wifenotcarer My dad has an electric shaver, it's a Phillips rechargeable Aquatouch. My brother got it for him and he likes it very much, so much that he will shave 2 or 3 times an evening.

    I don't know that it would be suitable with a goatee and moustache though,
     
  4. nitram

    nitram Registered User

    Apr 6, 2011
    18,135
    Male
    North Manchester
    I use a Philishave, I don't have a beard but feel getting a defined edge would every difficult.

    If you Google goatee beard electric razor you will find several electric razors designed for beards and info about how to use them from both users and manufacturers.

    Braun have a video on trimming goatees.
    There are probably more from other manufactures.
     
  5. Banjomansmate

    Banjomansmate Registered User

    Jan 13, 2019
    655
    Female
    Dorset
  6. Wifenotcarer

    Wifenotcarer Registered User

    Mar 11, 2018
    174
    Thanks for the info Banjoman'smate - Well, I have looked it up on line, ascertained that the Boots in the next town High Street had one in stock and been and bought it (with 30 % 0ff :)). Now all I have to do is get the packaging off!! charge it up and we will be ready to go. Wish me luck.
     
  7. Wifenotcarer

    Wifenotcarer Registered User

    Mar 11, 2018
    174
    OH has now been shaved and beard trimmed by me. It is not perfect but much better than the shaggy look he had before. I was annoyed that I did not have a power point for the 2 pin battery charger, until my Daughter on the phone reminded me that there was a shaver point on the light in the toilet. I had forgotten all about it. It has been there for 40 odd years and never been used - until now!
     
  8. Banjomansmate

    Banjomansmate Registered User

    Jan 13, 2019
    655
    Female
    Dorset
    ;) Glad to hear that it seems a success.
     
  9. Roseleigh

    Roseleigh Registered User

    Dec 26, 2016
    78
    Why not just clean shave? Its simpler.
     

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